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Mill Valley, Calif.—The Mill Valley Public Library has been awarded a $15,000 grant that will allow it to take first-person narrative to the next level in a ground-breaking program that gives participants the chance to be creators, not just consumers, of great stories. The program, Naked Truth: Connect, Create, Contribute (NT:CCC), brings together the best of story-centric programs like This American Life, StoryCorps and the Moth under one umbrella, while also providing guidelines and ideas for other public libraries interested in creating similar initiatives.
AURORA, COLO. — BCR and the Library and Information Technology Association (LITA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), have agreed to develop a reciprocal continuing education program to complement and expand the training opportunities for the members of both organizations.
The partnership will combine those areas in which each organization is expert to meet the growing need for libraries to offer new and innovative online continuing education courses while meeting the challenges of the rapidly changing library environment and shrinking budgets.
The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) awarded $218,154 to BCR to support workshops on digital preservation developed specifically for leaders of collaborative digitization programs. Knowledge and expertise of digital preservation and the ability to develop and execute digital preservation programs is critical to ensure the long-term viability of the digital materials now being created by libraries and cultural heritage organizations.
Arts and Crafts Workshop for Youth Librarians
As part of BCR’s efforts to bring digitization training to everyone, the New Mexico State Library and BCR are hosting a series of three workshops, March 24-26, to be held at the state library offices in Santa Fe. Targeted to libraries and cultural heritage institutions, these workshops are designed to guide participants through the planning stages of a new digitization project, including instruction in digital imaging best practices and the creation of Dublin Core metadata.